Spring is finally here, time to evaluate your common area surveillance needs. Here are some things to keep in mind:
1) Perform Your Own Security Audit First
Before meeting with a provider get together and recognize the issues that may be coming up, or those that have happened in the past that need addressing. By knowing this up front it is very difficult for a provider to ‘upsell’ you on additional services. Don’t be tricked into more than you need by a slick sales person.
2) First Fix the Items You Can Fix
Lights, lights, lights…. If you have things that are not working, fix those initially if repair is within a reasonable cost. If you have a security provider, put up signs and stickers. Simple steps will deter the casual mischievous individual.
3) Be a Helper and a Tattletale
If you see something, tell someone. Keep it noted for future use. Ask a youth if you can help them, if they’re locked out of a pool (and if they live there). Talk, listen and learn.
4) Take Advantage of Technology
Do your research, talk to people, there are technologies out there that can ease the pain and help you both deter and catch your targets. Onsite guards serve a purpose in certain guided situations but the cost for those guards is substantial.
If your community is looking to add or ‘refresh’ its video surveillance to the CLOUD, we’d be honored to take a look at your community. We are the only provider for communities-in-the-cloud, where video is fully stored offsite….nothing onsite but the cameras and/or readers!
See why we are the #1 solution for single-site HOA’s, Apartments and multi-site Management Companies.